New ‘Rootless’ Tech Will Make iOS 9 Impossible To Jailbreak
It seems Apple has had enough and is looking to take iOS security to a whole new level. According to a new report, iOS 9 could be nearly impossible jailbreak, which for many users – who prefer jailbreaking – should be concerning. In fact, the new security measures are aiming to put a massive dent in the whole community.
The technology that is being used to stop jailbreaking is named “Rootless.” Interestingly, a source claims that it won’t even allow admin-level users to access certain file systems on Mac, iPhone and iPad. However, rumor has it that “Rootless” can be disabled on desktop.
Apple’s popular OS has always had holes for jailbreak community to plunge through, but it seems the company is shutting all back doors to make the new version more secure to such attempts.
From Apple’s side, there hasn’t been any word regarding “Rootless” and from the looks of it, they won’t be sharing anything regarding its implementation in iOS 9/Mac OS X 10.11, before WWDC next month.
What’s even more interesting is that jailbreakers aren’t even yet successful at putting a dent in iOS 8.3, and if this report turns out to be true, we may never see another jailbroken iOS.
While I personally don’t support jailbreaking, there is a massive community out there that does. Apple is surely looking put an end to it.
Do you think Apple can successfully put jailbreakers out of business? Or will they be able to find a way around at some point?